Under the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 all building and construction work carried out in Queensland (including maintenance), where the total cost of work is $150,000 or more (excluding GST), must be notified to QLeave.
You must notify us prior to the issue of a development permit, or if no development permit is given, before the work starts.
The Portable Long Service Leave Scheme is funded by a levy imposed on the total cost, whether direct or indirect, of building and construction work in Queensland costing $150,000 or more (excluding GST). The levy is paid in conjunction with the Building and Construction Work Health and Safety (Queensland) levy and the Construction Skills Queensland levy.
Currently, the combined levies is 0.475% of the total cost of the building and construction work which equates to $4.75 for every thousand dollars (or part thereof). Of this, $1.25 is paid directly to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and $1.00 is paid to Construction Skills Queensland to provide industry training. The remaining $2.50 is invested to provide ongoing funds for long service leave entitlements.